List of Folk Dances in India 2022

Folk art is a type of art that is owned by a group of people or a region. The identity of the creators has been lost through time, yet the aesthetic has endured. For the harvest season, practically every state has its own dance. Folk dances are a form of expression that are done to convey the society’s happiness, grief, and other moods.

Folk Dances of West Bengal

there are numerous folk dance which are performed in west bengal some i have mentioned and more you can check the table which i have provided in the end of the post.Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan.

1Alkap
2Santali
3Kalikapatadi
4Jhumair
5Gazan
6Jatra
7Chhau
8Dhunachi
9Domni
10Gambhira

Folk Dances in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh state belong to india and this state play vital role in tradition and culture and here are the some famous folk dance names of andhra pradesh like wise Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu, Lambadi, Dhimsa.

1Veeranatyam
2Siddi
3Lambadi
4Kuchipudi
5Kolattam
6Goravayyalu
7Gobbi
8Dhimsa
9Butla Bommalu
10Burrakatha

Folk Dances of Assam

now we are going to talk about Folk Dances of Assam. prior we talk about the folk dance of west bengal and folk dance of andhra pradesh, however we will discuss about the Folk Dances of Assam.

Wildlife, tea plantations, and ancient sites are all well-known in Assam. Temples abound in this state, as does agricultural land. The following are the most popular Assam folk dance.

1Dhuliya
2Zikirs
3Ojapali
4Sattriya
5Deodhani
6Bihu
7Bhortal
8Bhawariya
9Bagurumba
10Apsara-Sabah

Folk Dances of Bihar

The majority of Bihar’s folk dances are religious in character, with gods and goddesses being called via dancing to the beat of folk songs and music. Here are the some of the famous folk dances of bihar Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia.

The following are the most popular Bihar folk dance

1Jhijhiya
2Fagua
3Jat-Jatin
4Domkach
5Bidesiya
6Jhumri
7Kajari
8Painki
9Sohar

Folk Dances of Chhattisgarh

chhattisgarh folk dances are immmensely popular and they have there own rule and regualtion to perfrom. so now i am going to discuss some of the folk dances of chhatisgarh in the table.

The majority of Chhattisgarh’s folk dance styles are performed as part of festivities and are performed in honor of Gods or to mark the change of seasons. Because of the commitments of each tribe and sub-lingo, there is a social amalgamation.

1Panthi
2Pandwani
3Karma
4Jhirliti
5Gendi
6Raut Nacha
7Saila Dance
8Sua Nacha

Folk Dances of Goa

Goa is a famous tourism destination for both Indians and foreign visitors. Elegant folk dances are a distinctive element of its culture and heritage. Goa is a famous tourism destination for both Indians and foreign visitors. Elegant folk dances are a distinctive element of its culture and heritage.

1Amon
2Dashavatara
3Dekhni
4Dhalo
5Dhangar
6Dulpod
7Fugdi
8Kunnbi-Geet
9Mussoll
10Shigmo

Folk Dances of Gujarat

Gujarati cuisine is not just popular in the western state, but also throughout the country. Most art traditions date back to antiquity and have been passed down over the centuries.
So, here are some of Gujarat’s traditional dance forms:

1Hudo
2Dandiya Raas
3Garba
4Ghodakhund
5Matukadi
6Padhar
7Siddi Dhamal
8Tippani
9Aagawa

Folk Dances of Haryana

Some dancers receive their inspiration from religion. The gods and the elements are invoked to shower their blessing  on the labours of a community.  Ghumar is a Rajasthani dance but

it is popular in Laharu, Dadri and some parts of the Hissar and Bhiwani, bordering Rajasthan.

1Phag
2Phalgun
3Gangaur
4Guga
5Ghoomar
6Jhomar
7Khoria
8Loor
9Rasleela
10Sapela

Folk Dances of Himachal Pradesh

. Folk dances from the state are performed as part of the festivities, with themes based on incidents from legendary epics like as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Folk dances from the state are performed as part of the festivities, with themes based on incidents from legendary epics like as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

1Chamba
2Jataru Kayang
3Dalshone
4Cholamba
5Jhoori
6Ji
7Nuala
8Swang Tegi
9Rasa
10Nati

Folk Dances of Jharkhand

The “oldest cave drawings” in India, known as “scroll paintings,” are attributed to a Jharkhand tribe known as the Shabars, who are now on the verge of extinction.

Stone Age artefacts unearthed in the Hazaribagh district, as well as axes and spearheads discovered in the Chaibasa area, are shown to be vestiges of a civilisation going back a few thousand years.

1Lahasua
2Jhumair
3Janani Jhumar
4Damkach
5Bheja
6Phagua
7Mundari
8Mardana Jhumar
9Sarhul
10Santali

Folk Dances of Karnataka

So now we’re going to speak about Karnataka’s traditional dances. The Yakshagana and Dollu Kunitha are two of Karnataka’s most popular folk dances.

The event is a magnificent blend of traditional beliefs, amazing spectacle, and ceremonial magic to ward off evil through a worship of the devil himself, and it is celebrated in the coastal districts of Karnataka.

1Bedara Vesha
2Kuchipudi
3Gorava Kunitha
4Dollu Kunitha
5Bharatanatyam
6Nagamandala
7Yakshagana
8Veeragase
9Puja Kunitha
10Pata Kunitha

Folk Dances of Kerala

Dances are seen as essential components of each region’s culture. Kerala, which is known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and is located in the southern portion of India, features a variety of dance genres. Travelogy India has put together some useful information regarding Kerala’s distinct classical dance genres.

1Theyyam
2Thirvathirakali
3Thirayattam
4Pulikalli
5Mohiniyattam
6Koodiyattam
7Kathakali
8Kalaripayattu
9Ayyappanvilakku

Folk Dances of Madhya Pradesh

The state of Madhya Pradesh may be described as an Indian cultural museum. The location not only brings together numerous religions, but it also houses some of the country’s most famous tribal groupings.

The state of Madhya Pradesh may be described as an Indian cultural museum. The location not only brings together numerous religions, but it also houses some of the country’s most famous tribal groupings.

1Kaksar
2Muriya
3Setam
4Phul Patti
5Saila
6Grida
7Gaur
8Bharam
9Banjaara
10Ahirai

Folk Dances of Maharashtra

Maharashtra boasts a diverse range of dance genres thanks to its rich history and customs. Povada is a dance genre that celebrates Shivaji Maharaj’s lifetime achievements as a Maratha monarch. Maharashtrians are entertained by the enchanting music and rhythmic dances of the Lavani and Koli dance genres.

1Powada
2Tamasha
3Povadas
4Lezim
5Lavani
6Koli
7Dhangari Gaja
8Banjara
9Bala Dindi

Folk Dances Of Manipur

The origins of Manipuri dance may be traced back to prehistoric periods, much before written history. The dance, which originated in Manipur, is linked to a variety of rites and traditional celebrations.

1Chanlam
2Rass Lila
3Khubak Eshei
4Khamba Thoibi
5Pung Cholam
6Kartal Cholam
7Lai-Haraoba
8Manipuri Raas Leela
9Manjira Cholam

Folk Dances of Meghalaya

Without dancing and music, Meghalayan celebrations appear to be incomplete. Dance is an integral aspect of Meghalaya society during all stages of life: birth, marriage, annual festivals, and so forth.

Without dancing and music, Meghalayan celebrations appear to be incomplete. Dance is an integral aspect of Meghalaya society during all stages of life: birth, marriage, annual festivals, and so forth.

1Wangala
2Wiking
3Shad Suk Mynsiem
4Behdienkhlam
5Chambil Mesara
6Derogata
7Do Dru Sua
8Lahoo Dance
9Pomblang Nongkrem
10Shad Nongkrem

Folk Dances of Mizoram

Without dancing and music, Meghalayan celebrations appear to be incomplete. Dance is an integral aspect of Meghalaya society during all stages of life: birth, marriage, annual festivals, and so forth. Without dancing and music, Meghalayan celebrations appear to be incomplete.

Dance is an integral aspect of Meghalaya society during all stages of life: birth, marriage, annual festivals, and so forth.

1Khuallam
2Tlanglam
3Solakia
4Sarlamkai
5Sakei Lu Lam
6Rallu-Lam
7Chheih-Lam
8Cheraw (Bamboo Dance
9Chawnglaizawn
10Chai-Lam

Folk Dances of Nagaland

Nagaland is unusual in every way, rich in primal beauty and, most significantly, traditional dance. Music and dance are very important in Naga culture, and no festival is complete without a traditional dance.

Modse, Agurshikukula, Butterfly Dance, Aaluyattu, Sadal Kekai, Changai Dance, Kuki Dance, Leshalaptu, Khamba Lim, Mayur Dance, Monyoasho, Rengma, Seecha and Kukui Kucho, Shankai and Moyashai are some of Nagaland’s important folk dances.

1Zeliang
2War Dance
3Sadal Kekai
4Nruirolians
5Modse
6Aaluyattu
7Changai
8Butterfly
9Agurshikukula

Folk Dances of Odisha

Odisha’s folk dances are stunning and visually appealing. Even if you don’t comprehend the lyrics, the earthy rhythmic foot tapping music fills your senses and compels you to move a leg or two.

The vivid and beautiful outfits, embellished with colourful beads, silver trinkets, and appealing and colourful headgears, jangling and clanging with every sinuous movement, add to the freshness of the traditional country character.

1Odissi Nrutya
2Keisabadi
3Karma Naach
4Dhap
5Jhumair
6Goti
7Ghumra
8Baagh Naach
9Dalkhai
10Chhau

Folk Dances of Punjab

punjab is state which belong to northern part of india and it share borders with haryana and delhi due to which it have some short of culture influnce in these states also. if we talk about punjab folk dances then the only name come in our mind is bhangra. yes, bhangra is a folk dance of punjab.

whenever it took celebration in punjab utmost perfernce is given to bhangra and girls perform giddha.

1Bhangra
2Sammi
3Malwai Giddha
4Luddi
5Kikkli
6Karthi
7Jhumar
8Jaago
9Giddha
10Dankara Julli

Folk Dances of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, India’s royal state, is well-known for its rich cultural legacy. Folk dances play a significant role since they not only look nice but also tell stories in a unique and compelling way. Here are eight Rajasthani traditional dances you should know about. so here we discuss about the folk dances of rajasthan and next is folk dances of sikkim.

1Tera Tali
2Rasiya
3Kalbelia
4Kachchhi Ghodi
5Ghoomar
6Banjaara
7Geeda
8Fire Dance
9Chari
10Bhavai

Folk Dances of Sikkim

Folk Dances of Sikkim, This music and folk dances are performed for good luck and prosperity and relate to the beauty of the natural surroundings, portraying the harvest season. The following are descriptions of several popular music and folk dances.

1Tamang Selo
2Singhi Chaam
3Rumtek Chaam
4Rechungma
5Pang Toed Chaam
6Chu Faat
7Maruni
8Lu Khangthamo
9Khukuri
10Gha To Kito

Folk Dances of Tamil Nadu

Traditional Tamil Nadu folk dances comprise a variety of individual and group styles, some of which are today practised not just for their history but also for their entertainment value.

1Theru Koothu
2Puliyattam
3Podikazhi Attam
4Parai Attam
5Paambhu Attam
6Bommalattam
7Karagattam
8Kolattam
9Kummi
10Mayil Attam
11Oyilattam

Folk Dances of Telangana

till now we talk about almost very state folk dances except some and now we are going to discuss about Folk Dances of Telangana. Telangana, one of India’s newest states, was formed from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The state is known for its colourful culture, and dances are an important part of that.

1Tribal Dhimsa
2Perini Shivatandavam
3Lambadi
4Kuchipudi
5Gusadi
6Bhamakalapam
7Gollakalapam
8Dandaria
9Burra Katha
10Bonalu

Folk Dances of Tripura

last we just talk about Folk Dances of Telangana and we are going to discuss about Folk Dances of Tripura. The affection and connection of the people of Tripura to music and dancing is a common feature. Tripura’s music and dances express the people’s feelings about harvest, worship, and, in some cases, wars and marriages.

1Wangal
2Jhum
3Mosak Sulmani
4Mamita
5Lebang Bumani
6Bizhu
7Hojagiri
8Hai-Hak
9Goria
10Cheraw

Folk Dances of Uttar Pradesh

so now we are going to talk about our last second folk dances and that is Folk Dances of Uttar Pradesh. India’s state of Uttar Pradesh has a rich and diversified cultural history. According to Indian mythology, it was also the birthplace of the gods Shri Ram and Krishna (Raslila).

1Swang
2Raslila
3Ramlila
4Qawwali
5Nautanki
6Mayur Nritya
7Charkula
8Dadra
9Karma
10Kathak

Folk Dances of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has a diverse culture, which is reflected in its many dance styles and folk melodies. Uttarakhand’s traditional dances are performed at a variety of events and festivals. The inhabitants of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal and Kumaon have dancing in their blood. Uttarakhand citizens, like those in other Indian states, use dancing to express their pleasures and sorrows.

1Romala
2Pandav Nritya
3Langvir Nritya
4Chhopati
5Jhora
6Dhurang
7Barada Nati
8Chholiya
9Cancheri
10Botiya

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so here we discuss about 29 states folk dances which are folk dances of haryana, folk dances of punjab, folk dances of uttar pradesh, folk dances of bengal, folk dances of nagaland, folk dances of sikkim, folk dances of odisha, folk dances of uttarkhand, folk dances of himchal pradesh, folk dances of tripur, folk dances of west bengal, folk dances of kerala, folk dances of manipur, folk dances of gujrat, folk dances of goa, folk dances of rajasthan, folk dances of tamil naidu and many more.

i wish this article was helpful and you all got ample knowledge from this article.

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